The rosters for the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl game were released today, and seven
Spartanburg County players have been selected for the North squad.
Byrnes’ Shuler Bentley and Tyreik Lyles; Dorman’s Caleb Brannon and Jonathan Jackson; Boiling Springs’ Tre-Shaun Sanderlin and Mason Sanders; and Chesnee’s Cameron Stepp were all chosen to participate on the North team.
Other local players selected included Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster, Greer’s Quez Nesbitt and Rolland Nall, and Union County’s T.J. Foster.
The game will be played December 14 at Myrtle Beach High School’s Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.
Here’s a closer look at the Spartanburg County players selected:
Quarterback • Byrnes
Bentley has excelled at the helm of the Rebels’ High Powered Offense. The reigning state Gatorade Player of the Year, Bentley has followed last year’s success with some eye-popping senior season numbers, which include 199 completions for 3,426 yards and 50 touchdowns. He’s averaging more than five touchdown passes per game. He’s committed to play in college at Old Dominion
Defensive Back • Byrnes
The Wofford commitment has been a force in the Rebels’ talented defensive backfield. Lyles has helped lead the secondary in his senior season.
Running Back • Boiling Springs
Sanderlin has done a little bit of everything offensively for the Bulldogs. He has 1,369 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground, and has added 382 receiving yards and six more touchdowns through the air.
Wide Receiver • Boiling Springs
Sanders, a huge target at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, leads the Bulldogs with 53 catches for 827 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Offensive Line • Dorman
Brannon helps to anchor an offensive line that has provided big numbers on the ground for Dorman. He has graded out at 76 percent with 12 pancake blocks this season.
Defensive End • Dorman
The big, athletic Jackson is an offensive lineman’s nightmare. This season, he has 44 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, a quarterback hurry and a blocked kick. He also has a pair of fumble recoveries, returning one for a touchdown.
Offensive Line • Chesnee
The big guys up front are a vital part of an offensive attack that has Chesnee as one of the favorites for a 2A state title, and it starts with Stepp. The big lineman is grading out at 82 percent with 16 knockdowns and 9 pancake blocks.